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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:55am PT
Yeah Mike! My good friend Dave was on the cover of Powderwhores 04 (PW04)

He fixed his heels a few years later though...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 11:56am PT



eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay

Nov 24, 2012 - 11:40am PT
BigMike. . . I LOVE the live shot. . . VERY GOOD!

SO. . . I've never ridden in a chair like that. . . looks pretty cool. . . errrr warm. . .

Might be weird to be on there with somebody who's claustro, eh?

Ekat- it rains a lot on the lower mountain so the bubble is vey advantageous for keeping dry so you don't freeze up top. Some people just won't put it down for sure.

Ryan d let's go shred!!!

I'm slacking this morning since there wasn't much fresh and I'm hanging out with my girlfriend on her day off. Heard they might crack the alpine tho so I might head up for a hike.


Edit Brandon- that video looks rad. Freeheelin' is super cool cause its so hard. How are the bindings these days Ekat? Are they still ankle killers?
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
Yeah. . . I haven't done bondage since 1984. . . whoa. . . but the stuff I'm riding now is pretty much Alpine stuff with no heel bindings. . .hell. . . the boots are stiffer and more high tech than the Alpine stuff I used to race in!

I dig it though.

And. . . every season I ride my old leather and length, just to keep me honest. . . I'm talkin' 212 Karhu XCD Comps with Asolo Extremes from the 80s!

I meet a lot of curious people when I'm on that stuff!

Used to ride that stuff IN A DRESS on MMSA when I didn't have time to fully change clothes on ski breaks. . . people on the lifts would CHEER and SCREAM at me!

HA!
Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Lol!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Fun thread.

I used to tele as well.

Me freeheeling Mammoth, '96.



Rocking the Crispis. Leather lowers, plastic uppers.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
I never found the bindings to be ankle killers. . . but those Asolo Extremes gave me serious TeleHeel. . . ended up with a semi-ruptured Achilles and I just skied through the pain. . . and now it's all lumpy and weird. Kinda creaks sometimes. That was back when I was getting 120 - 160 days a year (for work) and I had to just ski through it. . . which is a really good way to raise your pain threshold for later in life!

:-)

My newest tele boots (Scarpa T2Xs) are so beautiful. . . they're almost architectural. They blow me away!

Well. . . back to the firewood cart and that blasted staircase out on the front deck!

More later!

CRANK!
Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Nice Brandon. Looks like you spend a lot of your time in the air!

My buddy Kyle likes to also, this is from a couple years back.


This had to be at least a 50 footer..
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
That's a nice line, rad sequence Mike- hopefully it fills in this year.

Joel trying to keep his armpits out.
Joel trying to keep his armpits out.
Credit: RyanD
One of my favorite pow turn shots I've taken of my buddy Joel cranking some serious toe side up at Sproat. Such a splitter day!
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Somebody got to go skeezin on TheBig!
Somebody got to go skeezin on TheBig!
Credit: BigWebCam

What a place!

I wish all ya'lls could ski TheBig. . . it's in a class unto itself!

YAY!

P.S. I still wanna go on the roof and knock that creep off!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
Posting live from Harmony Ridge!
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
BigMike. . . POOP!

I can't believe!

TFPU!

ox
Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
I went up creekside gangeola this afternoon






Looking back at sproat




Peak chair was closed...




But harmony was cleared so I hiked up there
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
Well, hell. . . youz dadz iz still in the dirt, too, I guess!

:-)

TFPU!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Credit: east side underground
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
POW

Ya Ekat it's still pretty thin. 100cm base with more up top and not much in the valley. Most stuff is roped off area boundary except the man made stuff but we don't follow the rules. I've lived here when we had next to no snow and if you didn't go ride the boney stuff you didn't get any pow. You get used to it, dial back your expectations a little.. I still push it tho....


The road to powder








Harmony Chair






People drop this in fat winters. Some hurt themselves when they miss the pocket.







Still a bit boney for sure.








Harmony Chair tops out over the Camel Humps and Oreo cliff








Trippy Hikers and Whistler T-bar







It was a beautiful afternoon/evening for a hike in the alpine. I wished I had my slr to shoot the chair and the moon.






Harmony Ridge







Almost there!








The moon was awesome!








Harmony Bowl







The sunset was incredible.




LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
love this thread! I can't wait for some more snow my way so I can post some up. More info from eastside requested: where's that? so much rain lately and that last snow was CEEEEment.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 01:06am PT
Thanks Lucky Pink! Glad to hear your enjoying it.

So here is the meat of my run. I spotted this little chute on the way up. I've ridden it many times before but probably not with so little snow.


What you can't see is the five foot drop into the pocket that you really hope isn't full of rocks.

Here is the after shot.


If you are astute you will notice that I set off quite the little slab... I dropped into the chute and was trying to land sideways but i didn't quite get it around so i took off to the left and did a quick power slash to stop. I could see that pocket below me just looked to fat and juicy and had no anchor so I cut left on to the shoulder trying to intiate the slab and stay on the high point.

Mission was successful and i dug my fists in to self arrest and watched the slab careen off the small cliff.

I managed some nice turns in the snow that was left and made my way down to the toe to take the photo.


It was kind of a serene moment with scenery to match.





The moon





7th was glowing.






The avy didn't really shake me up, been there done that kind of thing. I'm glad I was suspect tho and didn't just charge right into the pocket.


I cut through boomer bowl and hit some nice trees left of gunbarrels on the way down.

Took this one of the bottom of harmony on the hike out.





Amazing sunset..





On the ski out just above mid-station





What can i say?





Oh ya..








I LOVE LIVING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
gf

climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 05:00am PT
Hey big mike -thanks much for sending the stoke over to the coast of cambodia -well actually the map says vietnam, but its' a temporal thing for an island that will likely assume its rightful colour on the map in the fullness of time.
I'm psyched to join you folks come mid next month, but i think Luke is optimistic about speed -just ask hamish-he packs a lunch waiting for me to catch up on mtn bike rides.....
-meanwhile i'm enjoying the languid end to rainy season and doing barefoot runs on the beach as the sun comes up -it ain't the south coast of bc-but it'll do in a pinch
gf
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 25, 2012 - 07:30am PT
Credit: Tork
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 25, 2012 - 08:45am PT
skiing on MMSA yesterday was really good . Lower mountain is fair but the top has some sweet wind blown with some good coverage due to the cement from last WED.
Credit: east side underground

Skier , Dan""the Man" on Bloody last year
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